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Beginning Hibernate: From Novice to Professional by Jeff Linwood, Dave Minter

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CHAPTER 4The Persistence Life Cycle

In this chapter, we discuss the life cycle of persistent objects in Hibernate. These persistent objects are POJOs without any special marker interfaces or inheritance related to Hibernate. Part of Hibernate's popularity comes from its ability to work with a normal object model.

We also discuss the methods of the Session interface that are used for creating, retrieving, updating, and deleting persistent objects from Hibernate.

Introduction to the Life Cycle

After adding Hibernate to your application, you do not need to change your existing Java object model to add persistence marker interfaces or any other type of hint for Hibernate. Instead, Hibernate works with normal Java objects that your application creates ...

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